James H. Ammons Named Provost at Delaware State University

AmmonsJames H. Ammons was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Delaware State University in Dover. He has been serving as a professor of political science at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Dr. Ammons served as president of Florida A&M University from 2007 to 2012. He resigned as president the same day that a lawsuit was filed against the university by the parents of drum major Robert Champion, who authorities say died as a result of a hazing incident in November 2011.

Before leading Florida A&M University, Dr. Ammons was the chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham from 2001 to 2007. Earlier, he served as provost at Florida A&M University from 1995 to 2001.

Dr. Ammons is an alumnus of Florida A&M University and holds a master of public administration degree and a Ph.D. in government from Florida State University.

Update: On July 3, Dr. Ammons announced that he would not take the provost position at Delaware State and would remain at Florida A&M University as a professor of political science.

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